Archive for 'babies'

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

The Maui summer heat is here, come cool off with me in the water!

I’m now offering a special session package just to capture all the fun to be had in and under the water. These sessions are available in the ocean or your personal or resort pool, or even a kiddie backyard pool or sprinklers will work just fine. It can be just the kids (including fur babies) or the whole family!

A spontaneous and fun alternative to a dressed up beach session, this collection of images will make for fun summer memories, and might just be perfect for your Christmas card too.

Below are some examples of images you might expect to get out of a water play date session, and I have lots of new ideas I can’t wait to try out.

A limited number of sessions are available at an introductory rate – book now before they’re gone or email me for availability and more details. I can’t wait to splash with you!



Posted on Mar 09, 2016

My dearest little Kate,

One year ago today we found out you existed, and with you my heart’s capacity grew to dimensions I couldn’t have understood.

Through my 366 project, I record your daily life, your rapid growth and subtle changes, the immense personality you’ve had since before you were born.

Through this project I come to terms with time never standing still, as much as I’d like to slow it down, by creating a record of the days passing by to share with you one day.

Here is a glimpse of what your January was like.


your Mami

Project 366 January - Maui Family Photography

Posted on Jun 01, 2015

It’s actually been almost a year since I photographed this family here on Maui, and considering their session includes some of my favorite photos, I can’t believe I never shared it here on the blog! Well better late than never, right?

One of the things I love so much about the way I photograph families, is how I get to take a peek inside their life and see how they enjoy their time together. I love how these parents were so happy to just be in the moment, relax, and play with their boys – the love and joy they all bring each other is so evident.

I feel so privileged I get to witness this kind of connection within families, and turn it into memories for them to keep forever. <3

Maui Lifestyle Family Photography

Posted on May 15, 2015
Posted in babies

Since I have babies on my mind these days, I thought I’d share this 9 month old cutie I photographed at her home.

I love doing in-home sessions, especially with babies, because this is their environment, where they are most comfortable. And it’s great to have memories of their nursery because one day all too soon they will outgrow it.

True story – not 5 minutes before I arrived, big brother E proudly declared that he “gave baby a haircut so she looks pretty for the photos” while mom had her back turned for a minute… luckily he decided a little goes a long way and it didn’t turn out to be really noticeable. It’s the thought that counts right? 😉


Posted on Apr 14, 2015
Posted in babies, Colorado, families

Yesterday, I had a great discussion with a few of my favorite fellow photographers about the important role our relationships with our clients play in business (and in life, for that matter – but in a business like mine they’re both intertwined anyways).

I appreciate and adore all of my clients, I really do. But, I have a special place in my heart for those I have a long term relationship with. Those I get to see and photograph over and again, watch babies grow into toddlers and big kids, while new babies expand families and hearts.

So with that on my mind, thinking about all of my client relationships, I just had to blog this family from my last trip to Colorado. At this session, we were talking about how time flies, as this was our 5th time doing photos together – 4 in Colorado, one in Hawaii! Each time I design a set of little brag books, and mom was telling me how often their boy loves looking through each of them.

I was over the moon when I found out they were adding a little baby girl to the family. Her big brother held her and told me, “she is very delicate”, which of course melted my heart. I think she’s going to be growing up with a great big brother watching over her.

Thank you sweet S. Family, for your continued trust in me to create photos for you. Our relationship means more to me than you’ll ever know. I can’t wait to see you again this summer and continue to document your beautiful family.


Barb <3

Lifestyle Family Photography


Posted on Apr 04, 2015

Taking family photos of this fun gang was a blast! A girl who loves the ocean and riddles (and is impressively good at solving them), a boy with more boundless energy than I could wish for, a baby happy as a clam even when covered in sand (actually I should say especially when covered in sand). And carefree, go with the flow parents who clearly adore each other as much as their family.

We met on a sunny morning in Kapalua and after a quick posed photo for the Christmas card, just walked and ran and played. And I was reminded again just how lucky I am that my clients trust me to document their families in this way. An unscripted way with little or no direction, that allows everyone to just be themselves. Because when you truly trust, and let go of the control and the expectations, magic starts to happen. Magic called real life. And you will have photos of your family the way you are, perfectly imperfect, full of real laughs and real love.

If you think photos like these would appeal to you, let’s talk! 🙂

Maui documentary family photography

Posted on Apr 02, 2014

Oh sweet baby how you make me smile. That bond you share with your Mama is beautiful. And that moment where your noses touch? Melts my heart. Then you stick your tongue out at me – I like your style girl 🙂

Maui Lifestyle Baby Photography

Posted on Mar 05, 2014

I have a new love – photographing kids in the water. It has me completely mesmerized. There’s a whole new level of joy, curiosity and fun the water brings out in kids, and entire families for that matter. Here on Maui water plays a big role in most families’ lives, whether you live here or are just visiting, chances are the ocean and pool is where a lot of family fun happens. So, it only makes sense to capture that joy and include it in your family memories, doesn’t it?

I myself enjoy being in the water immensely – playing in the ocean is what we do most weekends. Feeling pretty darn lucky I get to do it for work now too 🙂

Maui Underwater Lifestyle Portrait Photography

Posted on Jan 09, 2014

I had the pleasure of spending a relaxing evening on the beach with this Kapalua family and their adorable little guy, who had just learned to walk. This is such a great age to remember – because all too soon, he will grow into a little boy, running around, and the baby with those clumsy, wobbly steps will be gone forever. What a lucky guy to take his first steps with sand between his toes…


lifestyle family beach photos

Posted on Oct 11, 2013

One fine early morning in September, I met the nicest, sweetest family on Baby Beach in Lahaina, and photographed them just as they are, enjoying life with their 1.5 year old girl, who absolutely loves the beach and ocean. Lifestyle sessions like these are my absolute favorite.


Beach Baby Vacation Photography